A re-elected Turnbull Government will deliver $358,000 to complete the upgrade of the Kenilworth Football Club and St Mary’s Park clubrooms, and build new female change rooms.
Senator Simon Birmingham and Liberal Party Candidate for Boothby, Nicolle Flint announced the funding today at the Kenilworth Football Club.
Ms Flint said this is a much needed upgrade to local sports facilities which have experienced an increased demand for its services as the community has grown.
“I have been a strong supporter of community sports over the years, and I hope this upgrade encourages more players to sign up and compete locally.” Ms Flint said.
“In particular, this funding commitment will help build new female change rooms, contributing to the Coalition’s #girlsmakeyourmove campaign, to encourage young women aged 12-19 to undertake or continue sport.”
Senator Birmingham said it was important to provide younger Australians with every opportunity to be active and play sport, building important skills for life.
“The Turnbull Coalition Government is committed to building healthy communities for Australia’s future, and supporting local sport and physical activity is essential to our preventive health policies.” Senator Birmingham said.
St Mary’s Park Sports Association is home to longstanding local sports clubs: Kenilworth Football Club, the Gaelic Football and Hurling Association of South Australia and Hawkes Soccer Club. The Kenilworth Football Club has trained players in South Australia since 1907.